An open side container has one long side that can completely open. This is beneficial for wide merchandise that may be difficult to get through the end of a tunnel container or dry storage container. The side swings open as if it was made of two large doors, but it can still be secured to protect the merchandise inside.
They offer dry storage shipping containers with one door at the end of the container and the other along the side of the container. This type of shipping containers make it easy to load and unload cargo that is wide and cannot be loaded through the end door of the container. Side open containers also facilitate loading and unloading with the help of forklifts.